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May 29

Florida Georgia Line Prepares to Kick Off This Is How We Roll Summer Series Tour

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Florida Georgia Line photo by Kristin Barlowe, courtesy of BMLG.

Florida Georgia Line has spent much of the last two years on tour with the likes of Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan. This summer, they will hit the road on their This Is How We Roll Summer Series Tour, visiting baseball stadiums across the country. The tour kicks off May 30 in Springdale, Arkansas featuring special guests Chris Lane and rap star Nelly.

“It’s gonna be a party,” Tyler Hubbard said. “We’re doing 10 shows with Nelly and our buddy Chris Lane and baseball stadiums and in the summertime, so, you know, can’t get much better than that. So we’re excited about it. It’s gonna be fun, and we’re gonna mix it up.” Continue Reading

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May 25

Jason Aldean Partners With Firestone

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Jason Aldean photo courtesy of Broken Bow Records.

Jason Aldean has teamed up with American tire company, Firestone. The partnership will officially kick off on Saturday, May 24, at the Firestone Presents: Jason Aldean at the Indianapolis 500. Aldean will headline the inaugural concert at the new Turn 4 infield stage at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

“Firestone is a natural fit for me,” Jason said. “I’m a truck guy, and I can tell you truck guys care a lot about their tires. For me, the bigger, the better! Looking forward to having them as a partner in kicking off the relationship at the Indy 500.” Continue Reading

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May 21

New Music is on the Way from Florida Georgia Line

Florida Georgia Line

Florida Georgia Line photo by Kristin Barlowe, courtesy of BMLG.

New music is on the way from Florida Georgia Line. They gave Billboard a few details about their new project, expected out later this year, during a red carpet interview at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards.

“If everything goes as expected, we should have some new music out in October,” Tyler Hubbard said. “We’re about halfway done with it — got some great songs.” Continue Reading

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May 8

10 Beautiful Country Moms

In celebration of Mother’s Day, we’ve compiled a list of 10 Beautiful Country Moms. If you don’t see your favorite country mom on this list, let us know by commenting below!

Sara Evans photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Sara Evans – When Sara married husband Jay Barker, her brood swelled to seven. Sara frequently tweets photos of her large family at school functions, hanging around the house and enjoying family outings.

Martina McBride and daughters Ava, Delaney & Emma. Photo by Cheryl Ecton.

Martina McBride – Martina and husband John have three daughters (above) and are navigating the teenage waters with two of them. As her oldest, Delaney, prepares to leave the nest, Martina hopes she’ll remember Mom’s words. “I hope, I pray that she hears the mom voice going, ‘Make good decisions,’ so it’s really important,” Martina said.

Shania Twain photo by Mark Abrahams, courtesy of Sandbox Management.

Shania Twain Despite the ups and downs in her personal life, Shania has remained a dedicated mother to her son, Eja. She once said in a Redbook interview that her greatest hope was for him to grow up “to be well-rounded, humble and honest, without having to be deprived to develop that character.”

Reba McEntire photo courtesy of The Valory Music Co.

Reba McEntire – Anyone who follows this redhead on Twitter knows she is her son Shelby’s biggest fan. Shelby, a race car driver, can count on his mom to be tweeting with pride from track side during his races.

Faith Hill photo by Andrew Southam, courtesy of Warner Bros. Nashville.

Faith Hill – Not only is Faith married to Tim McGraw, she’s also the mother of three beautiful girls. Faith puts family first, taking her girls out on the road with her during tours and keeping their lives as normal as possible, despite their parents’ celebrity status. Continue Reading

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May 5

Florida Georgia Line Fights Hunger at New York Food Bank

Florida Georgia Line Outnumber Hunger
Florida Georgia Line traded their guitars for boxes of food on Wednesday at the Food Bank For New York City in support Outnumber Hunger. The duo is the face of this year’s Outnumber Hunger Campaign, a collaboration between General Mills, Big Machine Label Group and Feeding America that helps fight hunger in local communities. Since 2011, Outnumber Hunger has secured 25 million meals for local food banks across the country.

Florida Georgia Line and some of their fellow Big Machine Label Group artists are featured on boxes of more than 90 popular General Mills products. By entering codes found on these boxes at www.OutnumberHunger.com, fans can help Feeding America secure five meals on behalf of a local food bank. General Mills will donate 55.5 cents to Feeding America, up to $1.2 million by January 31, 2015. Continue Reading

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Apr 23

Jason Aldean, The Band Perry & More to Perform at Country On The River

Jason Aldean, The Band Perry & More to Perform at Country On The River

Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Thompson Square, Kix Brooks, Dustin Lynch and Parmalee are among the artists who will perform during Country On The River, a multi-day music festival set to take place in Iowa on June 20-21 and Wisconsin on August 7-9. Operation Troop Aid is the official charity of the festival.

“We are very honored to have Operation Troop Aid with us at Country On The River,” festival organizer Scott Sheckler said. “The support they bring to our troops is invaluable. Country On The River is committed to the Troop Aid cause and we fully support their efforts. We look forward to having Operation Troop Aid in both Iowa and Wisconsin.” Continue Reading

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Apr 18

George Strait Prepares to Wrap His Final Tour

George Strait Prepares to Wrap His Final Tour

George Strait photo by Jill Trunnell, courtesy of Essential Broadcast Media

George Strait was just named Entertainer of the Year at the ACM Awards. Picking up the award didn’t sway his decision to make his The Cowboy Rides Away Tour his last full tour, however. While he plans to play the occasional show, he won’t launch another tour after wrapping the final leg of his current one at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on June 7.

“It’s been a great two years of touring,” George said. “We probably got about 10 more things to do this year, and then we’re done for a while. I’ll probably take a year off and maybe do a record, and then I’m gonna do a few dates after that…here and there.” Continue Reading

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Apr 8

Country Stars Celebrate ACM Awards Wins Via Social Media

George Strait tweets about his ACM Award win

George Strait tweets about his ACM Entertainer of the Year win. Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/GeorgeStrait.

Following Sunday’s ACM Awards, country stars took to social media to thank their fans for their support and express their excitement over hearing their name called as a winner on the night. George Strait, who was voted ACM Entertainer of the Year by his fans, was over the moon about his win. While he usually lets his management run his Twitter account, he took over the 140 character space for one night.

#mysecondtweetever Thank you to the fans for this honor! You mean everything to me! –g” he wrote, including a post-ACM photo. #EOTY2014 #ACMs

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Another equally excited artist was Justin Moore who picked up New Artist of the Year, the other fan voted award of the night. In a series of tweets, Justin thanked his fans and country radio.

“Wanna say another HUGE thanks to country radio for giving me a shot at success,” he wrote. “I love all of you. You are so important to us. I will never be able to repay you guys. I can’t wait to continue waving the flag for country music alongside all of you. Sincerely…JM And all you fans…you freakin rock! Anytime my fans are allowed to have their voice heard, it is heard LOUD And CLEAR! Thank you so much! Y’all are responsible for this award! Enjoy this! We did this together!” Continue Reading

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Apr 7

George Strait, Miranda Lambert & Keith Urban Big Winners at the 2014 ACM Awards

George Strait, Miranda Lambert & Keith Urban Big Winners at the 2014 ACM Awards

LAS VEGAS, NV – APRIL 06: Singer/songwriter George Strait poses in the press room with the Entertainer of the Year award during the 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jason Kempin/WireImage)

Winners have been announced for the 49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, a star-studded ceremony broadcast LIVE April 6 on CBS from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.  Fans named George Strait the Entertainer of the Year, the evening’s biggest honor and the second win of his career in that category. This year marked another record-breaking year with 1.5 million fan votes cast for Entertainer of the Year and New Artist of the Year categories combined, and also marked the first time online fan voting for these categories were open to fans in Australia and Canada.

The king of country music and newly-crowned Entertainer of the Year, George Strait, also participated in a special moment with Owner, President and General Manager of the Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones. During the telecast the two announced the 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS to be broadcast LIVE from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8 p.m. live ET/delayed PT on CBS. It was also announced that Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will return to co-host the show.

Merle Haggard was honored with the Crystal Milestone Award,which was presented by Garth Brooks and celebratedwith a tribute performance featuring Miranda Lambert and George Strait.

Jason Aldean won Male Vocalist of the Year,his second consecutive win in this category. He has won an overall total of 7 ACM Awards.

Miranda Lambert won for the fifth consecutive year as Female Vocalist of the Year, and is now the record holder for the most consecutive wins in that category. She is the leading female winner of the night, with a total of three trophies. Lambert also took the prize for Single Record of the Year for “Mama’s Broken Heart,” and Vocal Event of the Year for “We Were Us” with Keith Urban.

The Band Perry won their first Vocal Group of the Year award. This marks their third overall ACM win; they won the New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year award and New Artist of the Year in 2010. Continue Reading

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Apr 1

Blake Shelton to Perform with Shakira on ACM Awards

Blake Shelton to Perform with Shakira on ACM Awards

Blake Shelton photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Nashville.

Blake Shelton will join Shakira for a performance of her single “Medicine” on the ACM Awards. Co-hosted by Blake and Luke Bryan, the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will air live from Las Vegas on Sunday, April 6 at 8/7c.

Previously announced performers include Miranda Lambert and George Strait, who will perform a tribute medley in honor of Merle Haggard’s 50 years in country music, Hunter Hayes, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line,  Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Toby Keith, Justin Moore, Kip Moore, Keith Urban, and Lady Antebellum with legendary musician Stevie Nicks. The Band Perry will open the show with a performance of their new single, “Chainsaw.” Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming week. Continue Reading

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